Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX is not just about sports; it is a prohibition against sex-based discrimination in education. It addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. It also addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence. Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence.
Confidential Resources (pdf)
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Leeward Community College is committed to creating and maintaining a campus culture and community that promotes the academic pursuits and success of our students while providing a safe and conducive learning and working environment for our students and employees.
As such, discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other form of prohibited discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in any, a) educational activities, to include academic programs, admissions, recruitment, and financial aid, b) employment activities, and c) institutional functions.
This Notice addresses the prohibitions against sexual misconduct which includes sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, retaliation, or any other form of sexual violence as specified in the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994.
Nondiscrimination under Title IX
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance.
Leeward Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity which it operates, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner (See also Interim Executive Policy EP 1.204 – Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence). The University’s prohibition of discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment as well as to admission.
For inquiries concerning Title IX please contact our campus Title IX Coordinator (contact information in right-hand column of this page). Individuals may also contact the federal offices below for information regarding Title IX or to file a formal grievance.
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: (206) 607-1600
Fax: (206) 607-1601
TDD: (800) 877-8339
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-4092 or (877) 292-3804 (toll-free)
Fax: (202) 514-8337
Policies and Procedures
The following policies, procedures, and codes of conduct highlight the rights and responsibilities of students and employees in ensuring that Leeward Community College is a safe learning and working environment and outlines the process by which the College will respond in addressing reports of sexual misconduct.
Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants for Admission or Employment, A9.920 (pdf)
Title IX - FAQ
- What is Title IX?
- What Rights Do I Have?
- Where Do I Go If I Need Help?
- Will the Process Remain Confidential?
Title IX Links
- For Students: Online Training for Students
Online training to be released soon. Notice will be sent to all students when the training is available.
- For Employees
All UH employees are required to complete training on Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and relevant UH Policies regardless of any other previous training that you have attended. The mandatory training requirement for all UH employees shall be fulfilled by completing the online Law Room training program that is available at:
Video: Know Your IX
Video: What Does Consent Mean?
Video: Know Your Rights